Text consists of the Devīmāhātmya from the Sūryasāvarṇika-Manvantara of the Mārkaṇḍeya-Purāṇa, in 23 Adhyāyas, preceded by the Argaḻastotra and Kīlakastotra. Winternitz notes that the edition by L. Poles (Berlin, 1831) and the Bombay editions of 1862 (Śake 1784) and 1864 (Śake 1786) contain only 13 Adhyāyas.
Text begins: nyāsam āvāhanañ caiva nāmāny argaḻakīlakaṃ | hṛdayañ ca daḻañ caiva ddhyānaṃ kavacam eva ca | māhātmyañ ca japen nityam aṣṭamyāñ ca viśeṣataḥ | sarvasaubhāgyam āpnoti[ṃ] dehānte ca labhet gatiṃ | oṃ | pādayor vārābhyo namaḥ | nitaṃbe nārasiṃhyai namaḥ | etc.
For more extensive quotations from the text, see scanned copy of Winternitz catalogue (see below).
Winternitz notes that there are entries on the manuscript (recto of first blank folio at beginning and first blank folio at the end) dated 1825, but that the manuscript may be about 50 years older.
South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.
See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.48-49. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue.
J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836.